Denise Terry   Realistic Fitness


Ambler (Philadelphia), PA
United States



Sport Types

Triathlon, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN, Swimming, Personal Training, Corporate Wellness

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


A marathon lover turned triathlete, I love long distance races. I resigned from my corporate job as a chemist for 16 years to coach and personal train full time. I love working with the beginner who is eager to learn as well as the advanced athlete who wants to be challenged.

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I grew up playing organized sports in school but dreaded the mile test in gym class like no one else. I never considered myself a “runner." That is until a friend convinced me to run a half marathon and I discovered my love of long distance running. As I added mileage each week, I became amazed by what the body could accomplish. That left me wanting more, and wanting to go longer.

I quickly transitioned to the marathon distance, which to this day, is my favorite. After spending a few years running road races from 5ks to a 50 miler, I decided to dabble in the sport of triathlon after an injury left me only able to swim for a while. After landing on the podium at my first sprint tri, the fire was lit to see what else I could accomplish. The following year I completed my first Ironman distance.

I have a BS in chemistry and am a certified Personal Trainer through ACE, a USAT Level 1 coach, RRCA run coach and a Training Peaks Level 2 coach.

I absolutely love a challenge and believe training and racing should be fun! I recognize that a training schedule is not a one size fits all and work to customize a plan for my athletes individual goals, making sure to include activities which the athlete enjoys.

I am passionate not only about my own goals, but my athletes' goals as well, and I believe achieving those goals can and should be enjoyable.

I am an animal lover who enjoys spending time with my husband and being outdoors.


1-on-1 Coaching, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Training Camps, Swim Analysis

Athlete Requirements

Athlete must have a device compatible with TrainingPeaks and a heart rate monitor.


To hire Denise Terry as your coach, select the coaching service that is right for you.

The coach consultation includes a one hour discussion with a TrainingPeaks Level 2 coach on the phone or video call. This also includes one month of TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition and a completed coaching consultation summary after your call.

One Hour Consultation

Each monthly coaching service comes with a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee, a TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition account, a start-up consultation, goal planning and an individualized plan.

  • Gold
  • $299/month
  • plus $99 start-up*
  • Buy Now
  • Unlimited communication
  • Training Plans posted weekly
  • 4 training plan updates per month
  • Unlimited device file reviews

* Note: You will only be charged the $99 startup fee today. Monthly billing will begin after TrainingPeaks connects you with your coach.

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Ambler (Philadelphia), PA
United States